Below is an interactive Google map showing key features of the Strike of 1912. Click on a marker to learn more about what happened there, with links to further information.

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Historic Maps of Lawrence

This series of maps of Lawrence begins with the farmland of 1844 that was to become Lawrence, and proceeds through the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912. The maps have been scaled and oriented so that they overlay one-another to help you see the evolution of the streets of Lawrence. As we study the history of this ever-transforming City, it is as fascinating to look at the surface transformation as well ~ as reflected in the following maps. The City that was originally developed due to its proximity to three rivers: Spicket, Shawsheen and Merrimack.

Click on one of the thumbnails on the left to view the transformation through the years. The maps have been adjusted so they are all the same scale and orientation, which is why they appear tilted or roughly cropped. This allows you to click through them and more easily find corresponding points in the evolving cityscape.